On July 8, 2023, the editorial staff Facta. news I received a message via WhatsApp asking to verify a file picture Posted on Facebook. The photo shows Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky with his wife Olena Zelenska against a backdrop of Ukrainian flags, in what appears to be an official event. There is an inscription on it: “The Ukrainian president owns a house worth $ 35 million in Florida and has $ 1.2 billion in an offshore bank account. Zelensky owns 15 houses, three private planes and has a monthly income of $ 11 million, ”the Americans say about Zelensky.
This is baseless news.
based on analysis property records Of the counties in Florida (USA) published on the State Department of Revenue website, Zelensky does not own a $35 million home. like value in 2022 by American Business Magazine ForbesZelensky’s real estate portfolio is said to be worth $4 million, and includes two apartments he owns (one in central Kiev), two apartments he co-owns, five parking spaces and commercial property. The magazine found no evidence that Zelensky owned three private jets.
For a bank account abroad Drew Sullivanco-founder of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (occrp), a journalistic investigative project on corruption and organized crime, I have declared To the US fact-checking site Use today That there is no evidence that Zelensky has an offshore account worth $1.2 billion, or that he owns 15 homes and a private jet.
conch is found That Zelensky, along with other associates, owns a network of companies Navy Since at least 2012 in the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus and Belize. In 2019, after becoming president of Ukraine, he gave his stakes in a company to a partner, but arranged for them to still receive dividends, according to the news organization’s analysis.
Finally, it is not true that Zelensky has a monthly income of $11 million, as erroneously reported in the subject of the post in our analysis. according to mentioned Come here Ukrainian mediaZelensky told the National Anti-Corruption Agency in 2021 (nacp) of Ukraine that he receives a salary as President of Ukraine of 12 thousand dollars, that he receives 470 thousand dollars from the sale of two houses, that he receives 171 thousand dollars in royalties, mainly from the entertainment production company Kvartal TV station 95, and that his income from rent, investments and bank interest amounts to 30 thousand dollar.
Zelensky’s spokesman, Sergey NikiforovAnd I have declared Agence France-Presse (AFP) said none of the statements in the analyzed post is true.
on Facta. news We have already dealt with the case of misinformation about the estates of Zelensky and his wife.
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